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by Tony Attwood,Lise Pyles

ePub Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome download
Author:
Tony Attwood,Lise Pyles
ISBN13:
978-1853029370
ISBN:
1853029378
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Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; 1 edition (November 1, 2001)
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Subcategory:
Children's Health
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1409 kb
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1101 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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776

Lise Pyles is a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome. Her family's journey has encompassed living on three continents and following many paths dealing with therapy, diet, medication, and several schooling options.

Lise Pyles is a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome. Although she has been a freelance writer for several years, her primary concern is raising good, decent and happy kids.

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Tony Attwood Lise Pyles' Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome is a warm and personal journal, an. .It is anecdotes like this that make Lisa Pyles' book special. Lise Pyles is a parent of a child with Asperger Syndrome.

Tony Attwood Lise Pyles' Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome is a warm and personal journal, an incredibly comprehensive encyclopaedia and a very practical instruction manual all conveniently wrapped up into one beautifully written book'. I have little hesitation in recommending this book.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index.

The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education.

Hitchhiking Through Asperger Syndrome.

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including

* diagnosis and self-diagnosis

* dealing with your own reactions and those of others

* types of school and homeschooling

* medication

* dietary issues.

Written in clear, straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humour and common sense, Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome will make encouraging, inspiring and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.

  • This book is a comprehensive writing of problems raising a child with Asperger Syndrome. Personal experiences, guidance, references, advice, any help a person struggling with this problem will find help in this book. It is well written, easy to read and understand, a true guide for parents, teachers, family, or others dealing with this syndrome. I was pleased to find it.

  • Asperger's Syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum is a sensory and neurobiological condition that affects communication, sensory integration and processing. People on the spectrum are affected in varying degrees.
    Despite the few typos and errors in names, this is an excellent book. Lise Pyles takes readers on a Magical Mystery Tour of Asperger's as experienced by her older son, John. Born in 1984 when a dearth of literature on Asperger's existed, John showed signs of it from infancy. He loved visual stimulation and playing with lights; insisted on having his legs covered; insisted on wearing only soft clothing and hated loud noises. One delightful anecdote was when John, then a pre-schooler looked at an iron with fear asking if it would make a noise. It seemed perfectly natural to find loud noises aversive stimuli.
    John found school overwhelming due to his sensory sensitivies. He was forced to leave 4 preschools and found kindergarten and the early grades nightmarish. Since he had trouble navigating the social territory with peers, he was an easy mark for bullies. His rich experiences in living in 3 continents (U.S., Europe [England] and Australia) provided him with enrichments that many people have never known.
    March 4, 1992 was a banner day for John. That was the day he began his homeschool program which continued until the 1994-95 school year. John was also taken off Ritalin, which he hated. From 1988-1992 John was on the drug which made him easier for his teachers. The downsides to the drug was that it caused sleep wetting and migraines as well as added stigma. Once off and once homeschooled and provided with helpful cues from his younger brother, Jay, John was well on his way.
    John had special interests which is part of Asperger's Syndrome. Luckily he was allowed to pursue his special interests which segued into real talents and developed skills. He had a myriad of interests over time and became a good source of interesting information.
    I like the way this book includes practical suggestions; each chapter contains a list of approaches to take with a child who is on the spectrum. There is also a list of organizations which is provided at the end of the book which will undoubtedly prove invaluable to many people seeking guidance.
    This book makes me think of the 1967 Beatles' classic, "Magical Mystery Tour" because readers take that magical mystery tour through Asperger's with two very proficient guides - John and John's mother, the author of this book. "Roll up for the mystery tour! Step right this way!"

  • Lise Pyles has an enjoyable, easy style of writing. Lise has used her experience as a free lance writer and in bringing up a child with Asperger Syndrome to produce an informative yet poignant look at her journey through Asperger Syndrome. Lise gives us real-life examples and ideas that really work to illustrate her points along the way. Lise combines her stringent research with documented resources and contacts which demonstrates her credibility and fervent desire to share her meticulously accumulated knowledge and experiences in a way that is understood by all.
    My favorite chapter is the one on "Diet". Lise has been instrumental as a sounding board through our frequent e-mail dialogs for my thoughts on nutritional therapy; and also as a research gatherer in the early development of my hypothesis which has been published: Grimaldi, B.L. "The central role of magnesium deficiency in Tourette's syndrome: causal relationships between magnesium deficiency, altered biochemical pathways and symptoms relating to Tourette's syndrome and several reported comorbid conditions." Medical Hypotheses. 2002. 58(1); 47-60. In researching my hypothesis I have developed a supplement formula and marketed a product called ts-PLUS CONTROL as a nutritional aid in those with Tourette Syndrome and/or comborbidities including Asperger Syndrome. Lise mentions my formula and diet in her book starting on page 228.
    This handbook is essential for parents, educators, and clinicians as a beacon to guide them as they are Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome.

  • I do not have a child with Asperger's Syndrome, but am soon to marry an adult who claims to be "A positive" (his term). I have read several books about autism and AS and found this one particularly informative and enjoyable; I like the author's down-to-earth approach that emphasizes parent action over chasing after specialists and diet and environment over medication. While she is realistic about the difficulties of living with AS kids, she points out that there are positive things about the syndrome as well. She is scrupulous about pointing out that what works for her child won't work for all others. The book is also a quick read.
    My only complaint about the book is that the editing should have been better; I noticed some typos and even occasional incorrect names. I wouldn't want the book or the author to lose credibility because the publisher didn't hire a sufficiently careful proofreader...
    But overall, I would recommend the book highly.

  • This book is a how-to guide and daily encouragement for the dispaired parents and family members. It shows a path and opens you up for creativity and inventiveness needed to get your AS children through the daily life and lead them to normal life they would never achieve on their own. It is also a very good literature, wize, humorous and inspiring. I wish I knew of it when my son was little. Even now, when he is 18, I find the book very helpful and practical. Lise is one of those heroes who make a difference in other people's lives.